Other relevant laws including the River Basins Development Authorities Act 2004; the Natural Water Resources Act 2004; and the Nigeria Hydrological Resources Act 2004 will be subjected to the same scrutiny.
It is after this review that a common position will be presented to the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, the Nation Newspaper reports.
This resolution was reached at the NGF’s 17th teleconference meeting after a presentation by the minister on the bill and related issues.
The minister, according to a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, emphasised that the basic philosophy behind the bill is to integrate water resources management in the country by bringing all laws related to water resources management into one consolidated code.
“He noted that the new bill is consistent with the Land Use Act, and will promote equitable development, management, use and conservation of Nigeria’s surface and groundwater resources.